Horse welfare advice

Our horse welfare series offers clear advice on topics that have a big impact on horse welfare.  

Huge thanks to the Margaret Giffen Charitable Trust who funded the production of these films.

 

Is your horse overweight?

Is your horse overweight?

Obesity in horses is a growing problem and is one of the top concerns for equine vets. In this video a vet explains why it’s important for owners to regularly check their horses and shows how an owner can assess their horse’s body condition.

Teethcare in horses

Teethcare in horses

This video shows a typical dental assessment with an equine vet and describes the most common dental problems in horses and their implications.

Mental wellbeing of horses

Mental wellbeing of horses

Horses develop stereotypical behaviours such as box walking and crib biting to cope with stress. Owners often try to stop the behaviours with well-meaning but potentially harmful activities that compromise welfare further. Providing the right management system for horses is an essential step to improving the welfare of horses with this problem.

Saying goodbye: euthanasia and your horse

Saying goodbye: euthanasia and your horse

Horses seldom die of natural causes so, as a horse-owner, you may one day be faced with the difficult decision of having your horse put sleep. In this video we look at what you need to know about euthanasia so that you know what to expect and the choices that you will have.

Laminitis

Laminitis

Laminitis is one of the most common causes of lameness and disability in horses and ponies in the UK. Watch this film from our equine welfare series to find out how to prevent your horse or pony from developing laminitis.

Wound Management

Wound Management

Would you know what to do if your horse or pony injured itself? Watch this film to find out more and be prepared.

Loading your horse

Loading your horse

Do you struggle to load your horse or pony into a horsebox or trailer? Watch this film from our equine welfare series for tips and advice on the best way to do this.

Feeding and Pasture Management

Feeding and Pasture Management

Find out about the best feeding and pasture management techniques to use for your horse or pony.

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